Artradis Vet Founds Advisory

Sep 7 2011 | 12:28pm ET

A former Artradis Fund Management portfolio manager has launched an Asia-focused advisory—backed by the late hedge fund's co-founder.

Blackspeak Group is head by Ian Roberts. The new firm, which will offer a variety of investment and corporate advisory services—and which may co-invest with clients—debuted yesterday, Asian Investor reports.

The firm already has three offices, in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. A China office is also planned.

Roberts is joined at the new firm by former Kroll Associates executives Jack Clode and Chris Leahy and former HSBC Investing Banking chief Nicholas Bryan-Brown. Roberts and Bryan-Brown are based in Singapore and Clode and Leahy in Hong Kong.

Blackspeak has finished its first round of capital-raising. Among those participating was Vulpes Investment Management, the hedge fund founded by Artradis co-founder Stephen Diggle.

"Some of our work will be counter-cyclical," Leahy told Asian Investor. "We have existing clients and have already closed some advisory mandates."


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